Friday, December 10, 2010

Finally! All About Me!

I had planned to post this a week ago, but time got away from me. I was getting ready to head out of town to Vegas and found a couple days to whip up a couple items just for me!
I had ordered these pieces of fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics and had been just sitting on them waiting for inspiration on what to make with them. First up -
This is a lovely purple silk jersey; very lightweight. I am not used to sewing with Jersey fabrics, and this one wasn't easy to work with. I would much rather sew with chiffon! It is much thinner than I had expected it to be; I should have lined the whole thing, but only had enough to line the bodice. It is tunic length, though, so I will be wearing either leggings or pants under it! I used an old out of print McCalls pattern. I don't remember the pattern number. Very easy though. Whipped it up in about 5 hours total.
Next -
Another silk blend jersey print from Gorgeous Fabrics. LOVE this one! Again, I don't have a photo of the pattern, nor do I remember the #. It's a new one, though from McCalls. I think. Maybe Butterick? I should check. Anyway, this one took a little more time. It has tiny pleats at the sleeve hem, and at the bodice as well as the waist line of the skirt. This jersey was a little easier to work with, but I still prefer Chiffon! It, too, is tunic length. Very comfy and very flattering.
 I really don't get why so many seamstresses out there love sewing with knits. They are terribly unstable. You have to change the needle so much more often (yes I am using a ballpoint), and they don't press well. Just give me chiffon.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THESE TOPS! they would be so flattering on any body type. I want these available for purchase, please! Gorgeous.